Early Childhood

Off to a Good Start! Ways Families Can Help Children Succeed in Kindergarten

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The kindergarten year presents a unique opportunity for families and schools to build relationships and more importantly, a foundation for students' success.

According to the NEA:

"Research shows that the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student's family is able to: create a home environment that encourages learning; express high expectations for their children's achievement and future careers; and become involved in their children's education at school and in the community."

In the kindergarten year, parents are motivated and eager to find the right strategies, routines and balance to help their children do their best. The comprehensive Off to a Good Start Resource Kit has everything you need to plan an effective kindergarten roundup and engage parents in the education of their children for future success.

How to Use This Kit

Use the “turnkey” professional video presentation for an effective parent meeting with no work on your part—or do it yourself with the informative PowerPoint presentation and suggested script that are also provided.

You’ll also get several program profiles of successful roundups that are working well in schools across the country, with step-by-step, how-to ideas for adapting to your own school or district needs. Ideas include:

    • First Day Activities
    • Meet the Teacher Events
    • Curriculum Nights
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • A Welcoming Parent Resource Center
    • Programs to Engage Families From Diverse Cultures, With Special Needs and/or At-Risk Children
    • And Much More

What You Get

For one low price, you'll get all of these helpful kit components in a colorful, organized storage binder for years of safekeeping:

  • A ready-to-use video presentation professionally narrated and presented by The Parent Institute.
  • An online portal containing the PowerPoint presentation with a suggested script for your own presentation to parents.
  • Planning tools, publicity materials and research reference citations for staff
  • Over 25 pages of copy-ready handouts for parents including topics such as:
    • School bus safety
    • Reducing children's anxiety
    • Importance of attendance
    • Summer reading list
    • School readiness checklist
    • Math, reading and social skills
    • Plus much more!

You will also receive 50 copies of one of our best-selling booklets: Off to a Good Start! Ways Families Can Help Children Get Ready to Begin School.

Reaching out to families before and after they begin kindergarten is akin to reaching into the future...shaping school and student success.


Resource Kit Pricing

Quantity English Kit Only English Kit with Spanish Supplement
1 Kit
$399.00 $549.00
2 Kits
$749.00 total $998.00 total
5 Kits
$1,799.00 total $2,395.00 total
10 Kits $3,489.00 total $4,670.00 total

For quantities not listed, please email customer service at customer@parent-institute.com.


$399.00 $459.00